Fletcher and Taneem Antoniades, co-founders and creative directors at Ninja Theory, want to explore how game design, technology and neuroscience can work together to help people with mental illness.
Their work will take place over the years. The team is currently testing how to use biometric data to control body and mind game simulations. The Insight project plans to conduct formal experiments and share the findings with the scientific community. Ultimately, the goal is to help players recognize, respond, and control their own fears, fears, and emotional suffering.
This is not the first time that a gaming studio is trying to get mental health under control, and as we saw first hand, there were mixed results. However, it is important that we deal with mental health in the gaming community (and beyond). While gaming is sometimes blamed for problems like addiction, we’ve also seen that it can help users who are depressed or isolated to socialize and socialize. Because of their track record, Antoniades and Fletcher could have a significant impact.